Gregorio Carafa

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Gregorio Carafa
19-1680 Gregoire Carafa Italy.gif
Grand Master of the Order of Saint John
In office
2 May 1680 – 21 July 1690
Monarch King Charles III
Preceded by Nicolas Cotoner
Succeeded by Adrien de Wignacourt
Personal details
Born 1615
Castelvetere, Calabria, Kingdom of Naples (now Caulonia, Italy)
Died 21 July 1690
Resting place Valletta
Nationality Italian
Military service
Allegiance Sovereign Military Order of Malta Order of Saint John
Battles/wars Battle of the Dardanelles

Fra' Gregorio Carafa (1615-1690) was born in Castelvetere (modern Caulonia) in Calabria, Italy and was the 62nd Prince and Grand Master of the Order of Malta from 1680 to 1690.[1] Italian by birth, he was elected Grand Master after the death of Nicolas Cotoner. In 1683, three years after he became Grandmaster, Auberge d'Italie was renovated and the facade was rebuilt in Baroque style. A bronze bust of Carafa was placed on a prominent position over the front door of the Auberge where it remains to this day. He died in 1690 and he is buried in the Italian Chapel in St. John's Co-Cathedral, Valletta, Malta.


  1. ^ "The 79 Grand Masters" (web). Retrieved October 3, 2011. 

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Preceded by
Nicolas Cotoner
Grand Master of the Knights Hospitaller
Succeeded by
Adrien de Wignacourt